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8878 Balboa AveSan Diego, CA 92123


Jewish Family Service (JFS) is a premiere social service agency with over 50 programs and services open to the entire community.Volunteershelp us serve over 30,000 individuals each year!

Title/Position: Citizenship Tutor

Program: The Immigration Program atJewish Family Service offers Citizenship and Naturalization Services to lawful permanent residents throughout San Diego County. JFS staff completes and sends the N-400 (application for Citizenship) or N-600 (application for Citizen Certification) and offers classes to assist applicants prepare for the Citizenship Interview, English, and Civics tests.

Goal of Position: Applicants are tested on their knowledge of U.S. history and civics and their ability to read, write, and speak in English. Tutors are needed to support a student enrolled in citizenship classes by providing extra instruction and one-on-one tutoring for the Citizenship Test and Interview.


  • Equip students with the skills to pass the civics and literacy portion of the Citizenship Test
  • Gain valuable experience teaching non-English speaking refugees
  • Create meaningful cultural exchange and develop intercultural communication skills


  • Meet with students on a weekly basis
  • Work through Citizenship Materials and assist with Interview Preparation


  • Must be compassionate, caring, and culturally sensitive
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Must be considerate and patient with English language learners
  • Previous tutoring experience preferred
  • No prior knowledge of the test is required


  1. Must be at least 18 years of age or else minor must be accompanied by an adult
  2. Complete a volunteer application at
  3. Attend a JFS volunteer interview with Refugee and Immigration Volunteer Coordinator
  4. Attend a JFS orientation with the Refugee and Immigration Volunteer Coordinator
  5. Must provide own transportation to site visits
  6. Submit to an online background check at
  7. Must honor confidentiality of client records and sign privacy & confidentiality agreement

Time Commitment:

Ideal candidates are able to provide tutoring sessions for 2-3 hours per week for a minimum of 3 months. Scheduling is coordinated between the volunteer and student


Various - Mostly City Heights, National City or El Cajon neighborhoods


JFS, Immigration Services Program

8788 Balboa Avenue

San Diego, CA 92123

Immediate Supervisor: Immigration Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator; Citizenship Instructor


Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 Hours/week for 3 months
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